VetFran For nearly 30 years, VetFran has been the bridge between veterans and the franchise community, fostering entrepreneurship and education. VetFran is the flagship initiative of the International Franchise Association’s Foundation and serves as a bridge between the franchise community, our nation’s veterans and a myriad of public and private sector partners.
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Dating back to 1991, VetFran has been at the forefront of ensuring that franchising is a leading sector of the economy for being veteran-friendly and veteran-ready.

Dating back to 1991, VetFran has been at the forefront of ensuring that franchising is a leading sector of the economy for being veteran-friendly and veteran-ready.

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Are you ready to go into business for yourself? Find out how you can with VetFran by your side!
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VetFran - Over 500 Veterans Franchise Opportunities

Are you ready to go into business for yourself? Find out how you can with VetFran by your side!

VetFran connects veterans with over 500 vetted franchise opportunities. Find funding resources, tips and info on franchising, and more.

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Never give up!
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“Give your stress wings and let it fly away.”—Terri Guillemets
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“Give your stress wings and let it fly away.”—Terri Guillemets

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IFA is working hard to support franchises during this time. We appreciate you!
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IFA Gets Results During the COVID-19 Crisis

IFA is working hard to support franchises during this time. We appreciate you!

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“Plan ahead when you know a situation will arise that causes you stress. Recognize the triggers.”—Cathi Spence

Address

1900 K St. NW Suite 700
Washington D.C., DC
20006

General information

VetFran works to educate veterans about the entrepreneurship opportunities of franchising, while working with franchisors to help them make effective veterans recruitment and hiring a core part of their values, culture and strategy. VetFran also maintains a nationwide grassroots network of veteran franchisees which empowers them to share their positive stories with other veterans, the public and lets them connect with each other.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(202) 662-7781

Products

Entrepreneurship education, business ownership opportunities, events, resources, networking.

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For nearly 30 years, VetFran has served as the bridge between the veterans and franchise communities. Our program was born out of the desire of the late Don Dwyer Sr. - founder of The Dwyer Group - to say “thank you” to our veterans returning from the first Gulf War. After the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, IFA re-launched its campaign to assist U.S. veterans, partnering with the White House on a major employment initiative called Operation Enduring Opportunity.

Today, IFA’s VetFran program teaches veterans about entrepreneurship and helps them connect with franchise opportunities at nearly 600 companies. These member companies offer financial incentives and other benefits to prospective veteran franchise owners and make being veteran-friendly and veteran-ready a core part of their values. Thousands of veterans have become franchise owners through the VetFran Program, and we are proud to continue to serve as a gateway to small-business ownership for our nation’s heroes. For more information on IFA’s VetFran program and how you can get involved, go to www.vetfran.org. VetFran is part of the IFA Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit.

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